Importing video games from other countries won’t be an issue anymore, as Sony’s upcoming handheld gaming platform PlayStation Vita is region free. It has been hinted at the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) this year by Sony executive Michael Denny that the PlayStation Vita will be region free, though he said that it was as far as he knew.
Now, Sony Computer Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed through Twitter that the next-generation handheld console will be region free, which means that games released earlier in other countries, like Japan, can play on European or American PlayStation Vitas.
In a response to a question to the CEO on Twitter about the PS Vita being region free, he responded with, “Yes, it is.” This confirms the speculations as it comes from one of the top guys from Sony.
This serves as good news to people in Europe and North America who can’t wait to get their hands on the console, as they can just order a Japanese PS Vita and not have to worry about buying region-specific games that will be compatible with the system.
The Sony PlayStation Vita was unveiled at this year’s E3, with the company promising gamers a number of big launch titles and big-name developers to produce content. Gamers in the UK and the US, however, will have to wait longer for the release of the device as no official release date has yet been confirmed for the countries. The PlayStation Vita will be launched in Japan on December 17, just in time for the holiday shopping season.
via: The Sixth Axis